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CBS News National Poll, July #1, 2011 (ICPSR 34456) RSS

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Summary:

This poll, fielded July of 2011 and the first of two, is a part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked for their opinions of the debt ceiling debate, including how the debate was being handled by President Obama, the Democrats in Congress, and the Republicans in Congress, as well as who should compromise on some of their positions in order to come to an agreement. Further questions included whether raising the debt ceiling would impact Social Security, Medicare, or payments made to veterans. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, education level, household income, religious preference, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), marital status, employment status, number of children, number of people in the household between the ages of 18 and 29 years old, political party affiliation, political philosophy.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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CBS News. CBS News National Poll, July #1, 2011. ICPSR34456-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-01-11. doi:10.3886/ICPSR34456.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   cellular phones, debt ceiling, Democratic Party (USA), federal budget deficit, Medicare, national debt, national economy, Obama Administration (2009- ), Obama, Barack, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, recession, Republican Party (USA), Social Security, Tea Party movement, United States Congress, veterans

Smallest Geographic Unit:   congressional district

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2011-07

Date of Collection:  

  • 2011-07

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Persons aged 18 years and older living in households with telephones in the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Sample:   A variation of random-digit dialing (RDD) using primary sampling units (PSUs) was employed, consisting of blocks of 100 telephone numbers identical through the eighth digit and stratified by geographic region, area code, and size of place. Phone numbers were dialed from RDD samples of both standard land-lines and cell phones. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963).

Weight:   The data contain a weight variable that should be used in analyzing the data. According to the CBS News Web site, the data were weighted to match United States Census Bureau breakdowns on age, sex, race, education, and region of the country. The data were also adjusted for the fact that people who share a telephone with others have less chance to be contacted than people who live alone and have their own telephones, and that households with more than one telephone number have more chances to be called than households with only one telephone number.

Mode of Data Collection:   telephone interview

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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